Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots NovenaWe all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!

The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.

The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

So we will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

We will start praying this novena on April 22nd this year! (2015)

Daily Opening Prayers:

  1. Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.
  3. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent), Luminous (Thursdays), Sorrowful (Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter), Glorious (Wednesdays & Sundays).
  4. Make the meditation for the particular day (as follows).
  5. Pray Closing Prayers below.


Meditation for the First Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. 
I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots, because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Second Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today, Mary, Undoer of knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Third Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive myself for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these persons [mention their names here] and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fourth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. 
Undo this knot in my love [mention your request here], O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith, which gets downhearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fifth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger, and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Sixth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Seventh Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them, and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the evil one’s head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, free me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Eighth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Elizabeth. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, queen, and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have—my home and family, my material and spiritual goods. I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Ninth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.

[Mention your request here]

You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Closing Prayers:

  1. Optional, but recommended: Pray the last two decades of the rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious.
  2. Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots:

Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


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  1. Mother Mary I know that there no knot or knots you cannot untie, please untie this knot of financial problems am owning people which I not pay them.

  2. Thank you mother Mary because l know you are untying the knots in my life and the people l’m praying for. I request you to talk to John so that he may be generous and send me money. I need this money to renovate our house. He is hard heartened but i know you can soften his heart. Continue to to intercede for me so that my dtudents will understand what l teach them. I also pray for all people who have expressed their needs on this channel. Amen.

  3. My Holy Mother, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, also our Mother. please help me pray to God your Lord also our God the father, your Son from God, also our God the son…. pray for my Son MMC to be delivered from the knots of the devil. Please untie his knots of alcohol abuse, smoking, lack of discipline and lack of perseverance in finishing up good projects. bless him and let the holy spirit always be with him, protecting him from the devil and guiding him to do the right things. Un-do and chase away all evils that have tied him. Holy Mother pray for me and teach me how to take care of my grown son. Ask the Lord for me to Forgive us our sins.

    Holy Mother, pray for my husband. currently untie the knot of unemployment and let him get employed with a good return to support us all. May you also un-do the knot of diseases in his body. bless him always and also may the Holy spirit always guide him to do the right things.

    Holy fair Mother, pray for my younger son ALC and my adopted daughter CAC. guide them always. teach me on how to take care of them especially my young son since he is still a teenager. Untie any undesirable knots surrounding them. Let them love the Lord and you my Holy Mother and to alway rely on you.

    Thank you Holy Mary for listening to my prayer.

  4. I’m a business person and have had many losses with clients, backstabbing employees, and lose of revenue. I need to restore my business with people who are for me and not against my family. We have helped a lot of people and given so much and I ask for favor in our finances. To stop the negative talk about me, my business and family. I feel alone and helpless. Give us the blessings and the favor so we can not just survive but we can thrive . Undo the knots aganist us give us a resurrection and restore everything the devil has taken. Amen

  5. Dearest Mother ..plse undo the knot in my son’s marriage. Financially, spiritually, emotionally – all the way around, they need help and protect them at all times from the enemy’s attack. For his wife’s conversion and that his mother in law stop interferring in their marriage and that their little son be protected from all this upset in their home. Thank you

  6. For strengthening our marriage, safety and well being of our children, end the interference of in laws and for them to understand and respect our parental rights. For my husbands support and godly voice for protecting and supporting his children and wife!

  7. Blessed Mother please pray for My sister who is having serious problems with her Children’s Father! Bring them peace hope and love Amen!

  8. Mary, Undoer of Knots, please pray for us as my husband begins treatment for lung cancer. We pray for his full recovery. Amen


  10. Oh sweet Mary Undoer of knots please bring my children safely back to their home , the home of the birth. The land which they were born. Protect them and let them know that their Daddy Loves them so very much! #BringGabeandAnaHomenow

    • You must turn from your wicked ways and cease trying to hurt the little children with the evil wishes that come from you. God is not blind to your sins…

  11. Please pray for my marriage. Help us to grow together in love and trust. Making our family our number one priority and eliminating all of the resentment and disrespect.

  12. Mary Undoer of knots please set my children free. Send them back to their home of their birth, from which they were abducted. #BringGabeandAnaHomenow

  13. Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life, my son GM, hubby Thirumurthy.

    I pray for me and my wayward son that he may, turn from sin and become a great saint for the glory of God.
    I pray for GM to refrain from his self-fish, self centre pity part ways. He can make or break his life into to a life that is pleasing to you.
    He is very thankless, no matter how much you sacrifice your life for him. Lord have mercy upon me. Intervene for my bleeding crying broken heart. Lord one day its his dad that gives me grief, the next day its this 16 yr old boy. His father and him are like minded, with no go and totally depend on me.
    No gratitude and feelings for me, use and abuse my kind nature. Just takes life for granted. Mighty father prince of peace, my son never return home today, you going to lead him and his foot steps home right this minute. You going to cancel his stone hearted stubborn spirit in Jesus mighty name. Lord hear my prayer and answer me now. This boy is so demanding, if he wants things and you say you will make a plan, he criticise us as parents.
    Lord mould and shape his damaged mind and heart, penetrate him with your power and love. Let your ministering angels surround him night and day in Jesus might name, the name that is above all names. Speak to him right now, and let your minister angels help him distinguish right from wrong.

    Be with us mighty Lord, rebuke my worries and help me know bcause you live we can face tomorrow. Give me assurance from your throne room of grace.
    Dear Mary undoer of Knots, I pray for my precious son, as well as my husband and peace in my home, finance,job.

    I thank you in advance for answered prayers.


  14. Please pray for the pressure of work and the upcoming days be easier on me. My blood pressure is up and I can’t seem to release the issues in my life to the Lord. Help me to resolve this and give it all to you. Amen

  15. Mary undoer of knots I place before you my son who is tied up in depression, unhappiness and unbelief in you and your son. Please undo all the knots that have brought him to this place in his life. Thank you.

  16. Please pray for tge safe return of my innocent children Gabriel & Anastasia Hunkovic. #BringGabeandAnaHomenow

  17. Holy mother, please undo the knot of alchohol that is crippling my daughter’s marriage, have compassion on her little family and bring them through the storm that threatens them, safely and completely. Jesus I trust in Thee,holy mother, I am fleeing to your protection and bringing them with me.

  18. Holy Mary mother of God,i dedicate my son ian to you help him join his college in january and also i give my daughter asna to you,may u help her in her academics and help them be baptised and confirmed to receive your son in the Holy Eucharist.i also plead to you my mother Holy Queen in heaven to undo my knots finacially,i have debts that keep my heart away fro your son.undo the knot i hv at the judiciary to help me access my late husbands file and benefits.undo the knot that is hv tied me not to get a God fearing,loving and caring dearest mother i know you will provide me with one through our Lord Your son Jesus christ.Amen i believe they are all undone.

  19. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother –I as for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Vicki. Please guide her to God’s purpose for her future. If it is God’s will she take the course in DC help her boss understand and help the commute be an easy one. And if it is God’s will she change dept at work, help it be a smooth transition. And most of all help her relationship with God grow and help her find a good Christian man.

  20. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother- thank you for al my answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Alie. Please keep her close. I ask for her success in all her academic classes esp French, Philo. MS and Am Pol. I ask that her GPA and rank are maintained. I ask for her to get a French AB or history AIAD for spring break. I ask that she remain healthy and strong and injury free and succeed at WP. And I ask that her RTO have a softer heart and become a better leader. This I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  21. Please bring my children Gabriel & Anastasia Hunkovic safely back home to me. Please watch over them and keep them safe, let them know in their hearts and minds that their Daddy Loves them dearly #BringGabeandAnaHomenow

  22. Oh dearest Mother,

    I thank you for answering the prayers that are most beneficial to my soul. There are so many worries in life, knots that we don’t want any part of that seem to creep up on us and attach. Please take these knots and untie them, fill our hearts and lives with your love. Untie the knots our nation has created and lead us back to your son. Help my family to come together and have a true devotion to your immaculate heart.
    I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

  23. Dearest Mother, there are so many knots needing untying. Please plead to your Precious Son for my daughter Mary to return to the Faith & love Jesus again. I also pray for Sara to return to the Lord, & for conversion & salvation for her husband, that they may enjoy the fruit of a relationship with Jesus & Yourself, Holy Mother, & in turn raise their children who are yet small, in the beautiful gift of the Faith. We also have financial & health needs. Most Gracious Mother, You deny Your children nothing & shower them with the graces that lead to Your Glorious Divine Son & our Redeemer. Thank You, O Loving Mother, for never abandoning us! We love You!

    I offer my physical pains & struggles for the holy souls in purgatory.

  24. This is a beautiful prayer. Please make this prayer available to the whole world through the mass media.
    I just started saying the novena and this is Day 2.
    Mary, undoer of knots, please help me overcome lust. Help the millions of other people who are losing their souls because of the sin of lust.

  25. For the safe return of my innocent children Gabriel & Anastasia Hunkovic who were abducted over 5 1/2 years ago. Please bring my children safely home! #BringGabeandAnaHomenow

  26. Dearest Mary, St Ann, t Monica, St Anthony- I thank you for your answered prayers. I ask that you help guide my daughter Vicki to her true path. Help all the obstacles dissolve and her boss Lynn be understanding and supportive of her decisions. May her relationship with God grow and he continue to reveal to her His plan. Amen

  27. Dear mother Mary please restore my daughters marriage . Please see that her husband gets the medical attention he needs.i ask you to see that my grandson gets into nursing school in our state. I love you and adore you Mother

  28. Blessed Mother Mary Undoer of knots please remove any knots that could be holding a relationship back from marriage in our lives. Let us keep our faith and hope and grow in love everyday with God and one another. Please Blessed Mother undo our knots so we can give ourselves wholeheartedly to one another in a faith based relationship with God and each other. To recieve hope, faith ,love, and Gods grace when you feel your drowning in despair.
    Please Mary Undoer of Knots hear my prayer and let us begin again.

  29. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother- thank you for al my answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Alie. Please keep her close. I ask for her success in all her academic classes esp French, Philo. MS and Am Pol. I ask that her GPA and rank are maintained. I ask for her to get a history AIAD for spring break. I ask that she remain healthy and injury free and succeed at WP. And I ask that her RTO have a softer heart and become a better leader.

  30. Please Mother Undoer of Knots, please give me my daughter Alli back. We saw a glimpse of her this weekend. She is under spiritual attack from the evil one. Please break the unholy bond she has with her boyfriend, keep her away from drugs and please take away her rebelous spirit. Please have the wholesome girls except her back into there friendship. I trust in you, I love you. Your daughter

  31. Mother,
    There has been a lot of pressure on me and my family. Undo the knots in my husbands health issues. The knots in my business. Give me favor of men and the annointing of the Lord. I’m tired of the negative talk about my business which has I feel had something to do with the loss of revenue. Give my family the blessing and encourgement to keep our business going in spite of the negativity. Bring people to us from far and wide so God can have the glory. Amen

  32. Oh Mother Mary, undo the financial knots that are swallowing us a little more each day. Help me to satisfy the creditors promptly. Untie Deacon Toms knots too. This may take a miracle, but nothing is too tough for you, our Heavenly Queen.

  33. Blessed Mother, I pray for your intercession that our marriage and little family can he healed and saved. Please heal my husband’s mental illness and heal our family. In Jesus’ Name I Pray.

    • Dearest Mother, I’ve had difficulty all my life getting along with others. I’m too judgmental, defensive and too sensitive. Seems no matter how hard I try, I fail. This may catch up with me in losing my job. I also spend too much money, relying on ‘things’ to make me happy. This has put my family in debt. I’m a real mess, but my love for you and for my sweet Jesus is strong, and for all the angels and saints too… Please help me preserve my job, strengthen me to stop shopping and thank you for everything you do for me everyday. I love you.

      I offer up each day for all the souls in purgatory.

  34. Mary,
    I have lots of knots in my life. I trying to sell my deceased mothers home at a fair price. I have a knot in my business finances. I need the clients to serve in order to pay ny bills. I have a husband who is very ill and all of this has concerned me. I pray for your blessings that I can get past these challenges as soon as possible. So much negative talk from outsiders about my family and the business. No weapon formed aganist me shall prosper. I will stay in faith and give these things to you and the Lord. In Jesus name I pray.

  35. Dear Holy Mary Undoer of knots, please intercede for my family. My son-in-law is emotionally abusive and it is slowly destroying our family. There are little children involved. We don’t know what to do or how to help. You are our last hope.

    • Dear ja, I join you in a plea to our Mama Mary. My husband, life partner, has become an emotional and mental terrorist towards me. He sheds tears for the victims in Paris and in the next second is rudely blowing cigarette smoke in my face also into our home. Mama Mary loosen,undo and free the knot in my husband which causes him to behave with such disrespect. Take me into your protective arms with such a warm hug that I am needing at this very cold moment. Guide me to be spiritually strong, focused and safe from the devils snares.